National Homelessness Conference 2018
Associate Professor Cameron Parsell
Australian Research Council Principal Research Fellow, The University of Queensland
Cameron is an Australian Research Council Principal Research Fellow at The University of Queensland. In his recently published book, The Homeless Person in Contemporary Society, Cameron argues that the assumed difference of the homeless person drives the form and function of an elaborate, well resourced, and often well-meaning service system that perpetuates their exclusion from housing, on the one hand, and dependence on the service system, on the other. Through engaging with the service system, the distinct and deficient homeless person is reified.